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i'm like that, you know. it's off and on. and when they do do water construction thing, they don't post and say, hey, the water is going to be cut off for two hours. they don't even do that. the water is not on. they don't do that. they be neglecting from that right there. now, the garbage area is very, very bad. two people have got tuberculosis from that area right there, on the third and the fourth floor right there. they don't have no sanitation for the garbage part neither, you know. and many of the showers, the bathrooms, and the bed bugs be all in the carpets, you know. and we have no -- we asked for it. we're supposed to have a mattress, right. they said, okay, i'll do that then. as soon as i leave, they don't give you nothing. i don't have no mirror where i could groom myself, me and my wife could groom ourselves in the mirror or anything. the bed bugs is a very, very serious issue. [speaker not understood] all on my back from that right there. my doctor is giving me soap, extra soap and medication soap about this program -- i mean about this issue right here. he said, wh
with school resource officers and how to work with students. we don't believe we should even call anyone a bully because once you get labeled it stays with you. i've gotten letters saying there's a bully in my kid's first grade. the statistics show that about a third of the kids are bullied and bully others. as one kid said, i wanted to man up and show i wasn't going to be bullied so i did it to anyone else. breaking that cycle is going to be exciting and it's exciting to hear that restoretive justice isn't just on the fringe, that whole school districts are taking them on. it's going to be a process to do that because part of the anti-bullying movement is you go online, you see stomp out the bully, get the bully. it's important we all kind of take a stand on that. we all need to learn how to treat each other and change our behaviors. >> thanks, becky, unfortunately that is in in terms of questions because i hate to be the person to stand between you and lunch. we will take about a 20-minute break, you should all be back in your seats by about 12.20, if you can all join me in thanki
in helping many of the small businesses, and particularly those that don't speak english owned by proprietors that maybe english is not their first language. over the past couple years, supervisor chu and i have been talking about these drive-by lawsuits that have been occurring and how shocked some of these businesses are to the sometimes abusive process that are used by litigators to get at them. but in the context of overall our city's willingness to comply with a-d-a, with title 24 of the state, and our own access through our mayor's office of disability. we want everybody to comply. we don't want them to be victims of irrational and abusive lawsuits. and at the same time, we want to give them the help that they so well deserve. and, so, with the extra monies that we have, with the extra monies that supervisor chu also had and making sure that we used it wisely, we decide that had we would create this a-d-a small business access program in conjunction with asian neighborhood services and northeast credit union. we would not only provide some free assessments by certified access specialist
and don't think i didn't smile when i heard hostess went under. [laughter] (applause) but when i went to see the bust for that first time, a bust that i have to admit captured george's mile wide grin and dramatically imperfect teeth, i saw on the pedestal so many things that i didn't know were there. i saw the names of my brothers and sister inside a heart, my dad's favorite movie, quotes by him how much he considered being mayor, honor bestowed on him, and the things made possible for people who didn't have power, who didn't have voice, there was so much more on that pedestal than death. and, so, i think it's time to reclaim george moscone from the narcissistic legacy or the senselessness of dan white or the well intentioned world of hollywood or the better intentioned world of theater. it's time to reclaim him from the places where the real george gets lost in the story of others, even in my own. and we gift him back to the city and to the people, to his friends and to his colleagues and to the citizens who are the fabric and texture and color of san francisco. so, all of us can sto
the israeli government said last night they don't want to get in the middle of this fight. this is something for the american people to decide, but his record with israel, and we'll see during these hearings will come out and it will be very strong and seen as a positive one. >> john: here is a man who has been to war and is being questioned by men who never wore the uniform in. >> this is a man who bled for his country. he had been in vietnam. he served with distinct. he received two purple hearts. he ran the uso supporting our troops and their families overseas. he understands what it's like to serve in the military, and that creates wisdom. we need that kind of wisdom at the top of the pentagon. these are tough times. we have many security challenges with the war in afghan afghanistan, and we have a fiscal crisis here at home. chuck hagel gets how to deal with these issues, and he's the kind of leader that we need at this critical juncture. >> john: you worked with him. what kind of guy is he? >> i worked with his staff when i worked in the senate. i was a democratic aide, and we worked a
does, i don't use a lot of it and it's harder to store things long-term and same question applies for the freezer, it's easier to put things in a freezer bag. >> so, a little tip for that is i do admit to using plastic bags, i reuse them and if something is not -- i don't use them for liquids and if something isn't somehow already kind of like a solid or whatever, parchment paper around that and then use the plastic just as the thing that keeps it from leak-proof or if i'm taking soup to work, i have my soup in a glass jar but i will throw it in plastic because i don't want it all over my backpack and there's also more stainless steel options which are a little more expensive but that's a one-time investment, just don't lose it, so a box of plastic bags, it lasts me like three year, parchment paper, it's the layer that touches your food and then aluminum foil isn't really bad, but parchment paper is a good thing. >> plastics in kids toys and kids products, they're not really labeled, i don't find the same symbol on them and i do a lot of the reuse and recycle, but mostly reusing t
. this is an exciting time for our city. i don't think we can or won't rest on our laurels or take anything for granted. as mentioned, we have a lot of hard work ahead of us. i know the big committee and those of us in city hall will work tirelessly to make sure our region and city put our best foot forward and once again give san francisco the chance to shine on the national and inter national spotlight. i look forward to playing a leadership role in that. thank you very much. [applause] >> i want to give supervisor chu and president of board of supervisors to come up here as well. we look forward to working with supervisor ferrell and yourself as we move forward toward the may bid. if you would like to say a few words. >>> good morning, i'm excited you decided to do this announcement in the heard of my district, in district three. thank you for that. san francisco, one of the reasons i'm so proud to be an elected official is we are a becon when it comes to or shared values, marriage equality, environment. we are a becon to the rest of the world when it comes to our sports. i was proud a couple years
calendar. is there a -- i think there are some comments on the consend calendar and i don't know -- i understand the item commissioner courtney is going to move. >> shall we begin? >> i'll recognize him to do that. >> yeah, i'd like to make a request that we remove from the agenda item 9h, pending approval of a modification. and there are copies for the public if anyone is interested. >> i don't want to remove any other items. i know dr. jackson wanted to make a comment on item 9a. is that correct? >>> yes. >> why don't we make the comment while we're considering the consent item as a whole rather than removing an item. >> does it need to be read into the record? i'll read the item. consent calendar item 9, 9a through 9j consent -- >> go ahead. >> all matter listed hereunder constitute a consent calendar, are considered to be routine by the san francisco public utilities commission, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the commission. there will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter will be
who don't know why it's named this way is because if you ever have a chance to get above this area and see it literally is shaped like a heron's head and this is part of the honoring of our waterfront area. it's a great investment and of course it will lead me to say with the responsible, and this year is our proposition b which extends another great investment of $195 million to many other areas including the south east sector of open space that we got to take care of, and modernize. this is what rec and park does very well with dpw with all of the capital leadership in the city that i got to work on with the city administrator. we need to take care of the infrastructure in many ways and we are loving our parks and why we want this great investment to continue and this is another small yet important addition. we will have $35 million more of that with the connection with the port and the next bond so it serves as a great example how we use the park bonds to of benefit of all of our users and residents and especially because we want our southeast sector to continue evolving in a
have been living in this country for 16 years. i don't have any criminal record, and will be grateful for your support and i want to say thank you very much and look forward to your support and anything, questions -- thank you very much. >> thank you very much. thank you very much. and i am sure that all of our offices will be happy to help in anyway we can. i appreciate it. any other member of the public wish to speak? seeing none public comment is closed. i guess madam clerk if we could call item 10. >> item 10 is adjournment. >> so this adjourns the meeting and i want to wish our staff and everyone here a safe and happy holiday season and i want to thank again the commission and our staff for what i think has been a really successful year for lafco, and happy holidays to everyone. enjoy the holiday. meeting adjourned. >> well, good morning, good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us. here in the outer sunset on a, what is looking to be a beautiful day, my name is joaquin torres, with the work force development lead intion mayor lee's program look tog coordinate city
is prettier than that, don't you think? bill: she said she loved it. martha: she's being polite. they were both being polite. she looks way older than she is. more on that later. bill: we leave you with that. have a great weekend. martha: happening start. martha: "happening now" starts right now. jon: an announcement from jay rockefeller today that he will not run for re-election in 2014. the west virginia democrat saying it is time to haeupbgt hang it up after a long career in the u.s. senate as well as terms of governor in that state. this is a prime pickup activity for republicans. shelly capito announced she would run for the seat whether he was in the race or not. she is considered a prime republican pick up opportunity. republicans control the senate 2545: it looks like a potential pickup there for republicans. other republicans as well talking about entering the race. jay rockefeller the longtime democratic senator from west virginia is announcing he will retire. that announcement scheduled to officially come any minute now in west virginia. jenna: also this other fox news alert ou
. >> why don't you have a seat in >> thank you. >> officer? >> commissioners, i'm officer william mccarthy. and i'm the permit officer. i had a chance to meet with mr. patino and i believe the permit. and i ran the crime stats for year to date, and taken the time frame from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 in the morning. and the 7 months or so, i am sorry, ten months time period there was 117 a part one crimes as well as public intoxication and dui. 39 were thefts and there were 37 vehicle thefts and 13 assault and 13 robberies and 4 burglaries, and two warrant arrests and two duis and two sexual offenses and two public drunkenness. and so based on those stats, i am respectfully requesting that you approve the conditions that are before you. >> okay. condition number eleven, is we grant permits here, and we take them away. and so we are the only people to do that, so i feel like condition number eleven will have to be struck. other than that... all right, thank you. >> thank you. >> i will open the floor to public comment. seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners? >> i have a question
. that is the core of the book, and why don't we open the floor for questions and answers and take the discussion wherever it goes. oh, good, there's another microphone. that's great. good. >> i'm sitting near the microphone, so i'll take the -- i'll grab my chance here while i can and be first in line. your last, the last idea that you just presented us with is sort of the central idea that, um, that the regime now faces the problem of coming up with the technology and the wherewithal to expand to, um, to invest in the industry and develop the industry more than they have in the recent past. is the, is there -- do they have -- i mean, i think of o russia as being fairly technologically competent. do you see any great dependence that they're likely to have for any number of years in developing their own technological capability, either the educational foundation of it or just any other aspects of oil and gas technology and so forth that they can't produce, come up with on their own reasonably, reasonably inexpensively or at least in comparison to what they'd have to sort of come up with if they h
will be a stage we want to announce to the whole world. in that effort i want to make sure you know we don't leave out what i think is happening with great organizations like sf city and our technology companies, that we want to embrace technology as a way to announce this. so with that i am going to do the first tweet. tweeting. the new hash tag we would like everybody in the bay area to also utilize in their effort to go viral on this. there it goes. hopefully it goes on there. the hash tag sf super bowl! [applause] >> this is one example. facebook, google plus, instagram. we have all these wires in having people talk to us. what would they want and establish it, what kind of events that will help us be even more philanthropic about this. san francisco, santa clara, san jose, we want that effort to insight people to take this opportunity to join our nfl, join our 49ers, to join all of our sports crazy efforts and education efforts and all the things that we really reflect success in the san francisco bay area to join us in promoting this event and making sure that when we are ready to submit our
're making sure that any software that we buy or build hatx a public api or some equivalent. we don't want to be held hostage by a vendor or by technology. this data belongs to our constituents. we are simply stewards of it. in closing, i want to thank the hatchery, i want to thank our city leadership, mayor, as well as president chiu and partnering with us on this legislation. and i want to thank all of you in our community who have really done amazing things with this data. it's just a celebration of the good work that you're doing that we're here. open data would not exist without our community. so, with that, i'm going to actually hand it off to 100 plus to do a really quick demo and then we're going to do a little q & a and we'll have them come up next. >> 100 plus, we're based here in san francisco. we are interested in small healthy behaviors, ways to be healthy that don't involve going to the gym. we created a system where we recommend hops or help opportunities. these are little activities and places that are seed by users and served to other users based on location. and we used o
don't see any of my colleagues here. i'm going to say the following. i think this may be the most beautiful vista vantage points not just in san francisco, but in the entire world. and thank you for being part of it. (applause) >> thank you very much, president chiu. and now it is my honor to introduce the president of our port commission. here today with former supervisor and current port commissioner leslie katz, president doreen has been a great inspiration for our port. she sits on a number of very important boards in the city, and yet has worked tirelessly on our behalf. and, so, please join me in welcoming president doreen wuho. (applause) >> hello, good afternoon. and i'm really here to thank everybody on behalf of the port commission. i haven't been on the commission that long. i know this project started many, many years ago. but as i've learned on the commission, these projects do take a long time. there is a lot of money involved and there is a tremendous partnership. and you heard all the departments that are mentioned. but i'm also here to thank i guess the previous l
institutional solutions to these issues. * these weapons and this ammunition over here to my right don't belong in the hands of san francisco and online suppliers, online suppliers have an obligation to disclose to law enforcement officers information about residents buying large amounts of this lethal ammunition. i just want to say thank you for being here. i look forward to introducing this legislation. as soon as we hit the ground running in january. i appreciate your support, mr. mayor, and i look forward to continuing to working together. thank you. * >> thank you, supervisor. chief has been a great partner in not only law enforcement, with ideas of what else we could do. * chief sur i'm going to ask the chief to come up and talk about why we need to ban this ammunition, what it takes to create a system where we have reporting of individuals or entities that might want to buy 500 rounds of ammunition, and why it's important that that get reported. in addition to the very successful gun buy back that supervisor cohen had mentioned, there's also other things that we are doing as well. i hav
, i'm denise smith and i don't know how to work microphones. thank you. the men and women of san francisco police department are absolutely commit today working with our partners to make the walking, cycling and motoring public safer in our city. we commit to it every day, and based on information that mta has provide and had that we have from our collision data, we've launched a program called focus on the five. and for each of district stations we've provided them their five intersections or areas where they have the highest incidents for pedestrians and motorists come in contact. and we are committed to reducing those numbers. * we've got to bring these incidents down. we want the public to be able to enjoy this beautiful city. and, so, what each of the district station captains have been tasked with is developing targeted enforcement and education for their five areas of highest incidents. this means enforcing what we see as the five highest primary collision factors. red light violations, stop sign violations, pedestrian right-of-way violations, turning violations, and basic
called the sisters of perpetual indulgence, if you don't know who they are, any san francisco event who does not have a sister back stage or on stage is not a san francisco event. representing the sisterses of professional indulgence. >> as always, we are so honored to be a part of this magnificent celebration. i would like to also thank my sisters, sister patent leather and sister jaya gamoore and sister may joy in the wings. i would like to start off by making a confession, i have not filled out my wish. and my wish would be i wish donna sasha would give me her necklace, doesn't she look gorgeous? >> maybe dreams, maybe wishes do come true. so, today, we are gathered here in the heart of our city, beneath a symbol of energy and life and hope for the world. you have decorated it with peace cranes and light. wishes and dreams, and most importantly your energy. and now, on behalf of the sisters of perpetual indulgence inc, we gather this energy and strength that we may send it to the nuns above and to give it to any and all that needs its strength. to release the energy of hope that this
you, 575-4444 and things like the gun buy back program. if you don't think that one of these guns or any of the other 2 96 * guns that were recovered here of the 300 guns that chief howard jordan and youth uprising were able to get over there weren't going to fall into the hands of somebody that might use them, you're betting against the odds. the shooter in newtown, connecticut, got those guns from his home, legally purchased firearms. we took 2 96 guns off the street here thankful to dr. joe marshall and omega boys club. over 150 handguns, almost 150 rifles and shotguns, these are not what people keep saying aren't going to make a difference. this is absolutely making a difference. and i would say to the nra or anybody that says, hey, this isn't the problem, if it's not the problem, it will make a difference, it should make a difference banning them. let's err on the side of caution, keep the kids safe. thank you. >> let me also echo again my appreciation for commissioner dr. joe marshall because omega boys club has been a great partner. they are part of our effort to organize
a symbolic friendship act here in city hall and don't forget that san francisco is where the united nations is was founded. one more thing that was very interesting to me this year the council general's wife coordinated the gathering of wishes for the tree of hope for 40 other consulates around the globe. >> thank you for doing that. the mayor of san francisco, the council general of japan and his name is... wait a minute, i have it. his name is heroshi, imamata. >> happy holidays everyone, welcome to the great city of san francisco, that dress, donna will make santa claus stay up all night. any way, i want to welcome everybody again to city hall, and to view our wonderful, wonderful tree of hope. it is something that i enjoy every year that it has been here and i tell you when it was announced that this was the tallest, largest tree of hope in the united states, if not in the world, i also wanted to say my very first thought was san francisco has always the biggest hearts in the world, thanks to all of you. thank you, donna, for your wonderful mc work here every year. and your beau
of thousands of people everyday in half by this investment. the vast majority of the people don't own a car. they depend on transit. well today through president obama's leadership, secretary lahood leadership, the vision of the leaders on the stage we are here to commit $942 million to fulfill that promise. [applause] >> with the signing of this grant agreement we are taking $942 million paid by california taxpayers and to create jobs now when we need them. we're also using those dollars to improve the quality of life, and as jackie spear pointed out plan for the future and economic prosperity of this whole area. when this subway extension opens as senator feinstein pointed out there will be 44,000 people using this light rail line. what she didn't point out that will make it the second or third busiest light rail in the united states. this is an environment that needs to be made and once it's built are gone the days when we have senior citizens watching the drive by and waiting for a bus that won't stop and then they have to stand on the bus and that bus has to crawl through the same t
. it's things like that where people don't know there might be an existent location that they don't know about that could be related to their health. and they could have that instantaneously. >>> these are just three of some of, i think, just hoards of examples that when we allow data analytics and this is really to me a technology geek's really dream, is to have all of this data available so that we can mine them in different ways and very creative ways. and i want to say, again, as someone who has worked in government for 23 years, i've been at those departments like dpw and others where we think in one dimension. this is where we clean the streets. this is how often we clean it. this is when we tell the cars to move off. and this is what dpw does and it does it pretty well within that constraint. if you shared that data with companies who are looking at where do people live, how -- what their patterns are, we can get a lot more creative. when we open our data, when we suggest to departments that they can work in collaboration, when we open up and establish within our city contr
people don't know that. you ever see the names? (listing names ) if you were really smart and if you are as smart as hydra wants everybody to be in san francisco, because of her board of education work, you should know victoria manalo dreys park. that was named after vicky dreyes, a filipino olympian from san francisco. these are names we should never forget. we'll see another names as they serve our great city and become our great local heroes. many of these names now on this very wonderful interactive board. tonight celebrate. celebrate the whole month and make sure we remember our heroes and make sure we honor the current ones that are serving today. and let's get the filipino-american candidates rally going for more heros in san francisco! celebrate filipino-american history month. thank you everybody for being here tonight. [ applause ] >> okay, good morning. thank you all for coming out today. we're very happy to be here. my name is ed rifkin, i'm the other ed, director of transportation. and as the transportation director, i oversee the sfmta which is the agency that is charg
technology group. ron conaway and others have stepped up and said, why don't we have a consistent voice? yes we have the chamber of commerce, the wonderful group we have worked with for many years, but why not also have an additional voice? so we formed sf city, a citizen's initiative for technology and innovation, which was aimed at the new developing companies to give us a constant dialogue about their ongoing needs. anything we have done is they have also embraced the needs of our city. it is a two-way conversation. that led to us revising our stock options. we were one of the few cities in the country that was taxing stock options. again, not understanding how the ipo was working for the startup companies, realizing that we would be punishing them for their growth and turnaround, so we gave them another six-year exemption on that. by the way, if we grow, if we sustain and assist you in growing, can you help us with job training? that is what started the conversation on sf city. they have an ongoing program to create the curriculum for hiring kids or our public schools and aimed at return
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